NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday September 25

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 24, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 908 cattle, 132 goats, and 45 sheep were sold.  Compared with two weeks ago, slaughter cows were mostly 6.00 lower, while bulls were steady.  Feeder steers were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher; heifers were mostly 2.00 higher; while bulls were mostly 5.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$60, with high dressing up to $69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $80-$86, high dressing ranged $88-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $147-$162.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$148, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$146.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$144.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby, 167 goats and 60 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Selection 1 Kids under 20 lbs. $50-$65, 20-40 lbs. $55-$72.50, 40-60 lbs. $55-$75, 60-80 lbs. $77.50-$92.50; Selection 2 under 20 lbs. $15-$30, 20-40 lbs. $35-$47.50, 40-60 lbs. $30; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. $15-$25.  Yearling: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. $110-$120, 80-100 lbs. $130-$145.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. $105-$120, 70-100 lbs. $125-$145, 100-140 lbs. $150-$245; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. $60-$77.50, 70-100 lbs. $85-$115, 100-140 lbs. $110; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. $47.50, 70-100 lbs. $40-$70.  Wethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $130-$145, 100-150 lbs. $155-$210; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $100-$117.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-

100 lbs. $80-$115, 100-150 lbs. $130-$150, 150-250 lbs. $205-$260; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $60-$72.50, 150-250 lbs. $150-$170; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. $30-$55.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $10-$30, 60-100 lbs. $105-$107.50, 100-140 lbs. $125; Choice & Prime: 20-60 lbs. $70-$125, 60-100 lbs. $125-$130, 100-140 lbs. $130-$137.50.  Ewes-Good: 100-200 lbs. $100-$125; Utility: 80-100 lbs. $95-$100; Cull: 60-120 lbs. $85-$95.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,147,000 head compared to 890,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 137.15, Large 122.72, Medium 82.61, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.90 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.71-$4.15 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 6 to 16 cents lower.  Prices were $8.71 at the processors and ranged $7.81-$8.26 at the elevators; new crop $7.86-$8.26.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents higher; prices were $3.70-$4.20 at the feed mills and $3.85-$4.06 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.05, —–, 4.20; Candor 4.16, —–, —-; Cofield 3.96, 8.56, —-; Laurinburg 4.05, —–, 4.10; Monroe 4.15, —–, —-; Nashville 4.30, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.20, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.10, —–, 4.20; Creswell 3.85, 7.91, 3.70; Statesville 4.10, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.10, —–, 4.20; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.75, 8.11, 3.95; Clarkton 3.85, 8.11, 3.95;

Clement 3.76, —–, 4.06; Clinton 3.95, 8.06, 4.00; Creswell 3.75, 8.01, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.71, 8.26, —-; Lagrange 3.85, 8.01, 3.90; Monroe —-, 7.81, —-;

Mount Olive 3.95, 8.01, 3.90; Norwood 3.91, 7.81, —-; Register 4.15, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.10, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 8.06, 3.85.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.71; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $16-$17 occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8 some $9.50 few higher occasional lower.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16.35; extra large $14-$16.35, fair quality $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; large $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some producers experiencing a harvesting gap.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small and medium supplies insufficient supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; Yellow Straightneck small and medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market  Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $5.95-$11.95 mostly $8.95-$10.95, extra large $5.95-$11.95 mostly $8.95-$10.95, large $5.95-$11.95 mostly $8.95-$10.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $8.95-$10.95 mostly $9.95; 20 pound cartons loose $15.95-$20.95 mostly $15.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $9.95-$13.95.